Friday, 29 July 2011

The Adjustment Bureau: Blu Ray Review

The Adjustment Bureau: Blu Ray Review

The Adjustment Bureau
Rating: M
Released by Universal Home Pictures
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt team up for this romance-drama with a twist of sci fi and mysticism.

Damon is David Norris, an American wannabe senator who falls for Emily Blunt's ballerina Elise after a chance meeting.

But when he tries to meet up with her again, he's taken captive by a group of shadowy men in suits and hats - they tell him he's never to see her again because it's not "part of the plan."

Despite his protestations, and against advice from this group (who resemble the Observers in Fringe in behaviour), Norris does whatever he can to find Elise - and the powers that be try their best to keep the two apart.

From a short story by Philip K Dick, you may get some idea of the layers that are starting to build up.

But that shouldn't put you off.

It's a rare joy to find a film which is original and tries to do something different but The Adjustment Bureau is certainly that.

Blessed with two great leads, it's a conventional love story told in an unconventional - and novel way.

Extras: Deleted and extended scenes,brief behind the scenes docos and commentary with the director

Rating: 8/10 

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